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    Evil Genius capsicum's Avatar
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    '92 novara ponderosa, '74 schwinn le tour, Novara fusion, novara transfer, novara randonee(2), novara careema pro, novara bonita(2).
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    Hey, I never introduced myself.

    Hello, my name is capsicum and I'm a bikaholic.

    So I work lowly jobs because, well because I'm stubbern, I really have no excuse.

    I'm a south sound kinda guy.

    Training wheels were off by about age 3.
    I have a '92 Novara ponderosa that I bought new in '93 after spending my 5th grade year mowing lawns. I got a great sale price[$600 with extras], but full list, even back then, was $800. Now it is a tank. I recently realized that I ride mostly on the road and so I bought a '74 Schwinn Letour for $70(first year) repacked the berrings and zoom off I went. Both bikes weigh in right at 30 pounds. (on the light side of average when they were new.)
    A list of hobbies or interests:
    *Gardening/landscaping, mostly fruit trees and bushes, no sense growing something that you cant eat.
    *Cooking; I like to eat good and I have to eat a lot.(pedal fuel)
    *various forms of engineering, because my brain need exorsize far beyond what it gets at my lowly jobs.
    *kayaking and sailing but I don't yet have a boat.
    *Adventure Racing
    *speculative investing, it's a game to me like poker.
    *Home brew and wine.
    *Motorcycles
    *camping
    *backpacking and hiking
    *SCUBA
    *Crochet
    *sports nutrition and some general nutrition
    *crack smoking
    *rappelling, mountaineering, light duty climbing
    *backcountry crosscountry skiing.
    *psychology
    *Art of various sorts
    *Travel, not tourism, I don't stay in hotels or do preplaned activities.
    *efficiancy and optimization, be it money, time, energy, material, or a combination of them I like to push the limits both low and high.
    *Politics, on occation, it is to repetitive to interest me too much.
    *chemistry and electronics
    *philosophy
    *cruisin' the wide web
    *yada yada etc.


    So other then all that above, I am who, you tell me I've posted enough over the last year, or have I?.
    "Data is not the plural form of annecdote."
    "yuo ned to be deadurcated"

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    Specialized Allez Elite, Fixed gear Univega, Gary Fischer MTB, POC Dahon
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    Good of you to finally introduce yourself. Been on forum for a couple of months now and have yet to do so, myself.
    That's a lot of hobbies and interests!! But i can remember living in a diverse environment such as yours (actually, about 20 miles from Bonney Lake), and it is definitely conducive to a wide variety of interests.
    Nice riding too, especially in that area. I was out on Tapps Island 2 weeeks ago, but didn't have a bike
    Enjoy!!

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    Evil Genius capsicum's Avatar
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    Why would not having a bike on tapps island be a disapointment? Its just a small residential lake island, mostly golf course at that. Then again to each his own, I like to ride around the port of Tacoma after all.
    "Data is not the plural form of annecdote."
    "yuo ned to be deadurcated"

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